Mark it with an A...

For information on how to create this absolutely, awesome A initial...
amble over to the Creative Paperclay Blog! 

Glue Dots ® made adding these baubles, dew drops, flowers, and ribbon a cinch!
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Last month, I shared this blue bird project on the company blog...

I have a very small collection of blue birds.
Since it is so rare that a new one is added, I thought I would use some Creative Paperclay ® 
to create my own addition.

Creative Paperclay ®
paper towel
mod podge
sponge brush
paint brush
acrylic paint
additional decorations

1.  First, I balled up some paper towels for the body of my bird.
Then I formed Creative Paperclay ® around it into the shape of a bird.
2.  Let dry. Remember this takes some time. I tend to cover it loosely with plastic for a day or so.
Then I take it off so it can dry completely. This helps cut back on cracking and breaks.

3.  Then, sand your piece.

4. Next I seal it with Gesso. I like having a seal before I decorate my pieces.

5.  Using acrylic paints, I mixed a pretty blue color up.  When you are mixing your own color, make more than enough to cover your piece in case you need touch ups and second coats.

6.  Use Mod Podge to seal your design.  Again, feel free to apply a couple of coats.

 7.  Don't stop there.  Why not add accent baubles or frilly designs in paint pen?
I was thinking about doing that.  But I loved the simple shape...and so I stopped. 

This is my new favorite part of my Blue Bird Collection.
Though, I now want to make a few more and over embellish them!
What can you make out of Creative Paperclay ® to add to your collectables?


Unknown said...

Ohhhh your blue bird is adorable, I need to try paperclay. TFS
Ceesa's Card Creations

Marie97 said...

both projects are lovely. TFS from BIF

Sukie said...

Your project is adorable, love all of the fun details and embellishments! Cute little birdie too! BIF

http://ilove2cutpaper.blogspot.com/ said...

Such interesting projects, thank you for sharing.


Zella said...

I still love that bird! And gee, wonder who the "A" is for.... :)

Cara said...

Cute Project Dawn. Great gift idea. TFS
Cara - BIF

Linda in Sweden said...

Both projects are so very adorable :)

Hugs from Linda (in BIF-group)

Anonymous said...

You are something else! So simple!

Anonymous said...

You are something else! So simple!